Cat-O-Lympics: Bird and Squirrel Watching


First of all, a big Thank You to Fin of Housecat Confidential for organizing this tremendous competition for the Cat Blogosphere!  Let the games continue!

Here at Casa Furry Bambino, we are hosting the Bird and Squirrel Watching Event. Like Fin, we are not too particular when it comes to rules. Just post a photo of yourself looking out a window.  If you get to explore the Great Outdoors, you can show us a photo of yourself outside. The photos do not even have to be recent! For example, if it is winter where you are, but you want to show a photo taken in the summer, that’s fine too!  Remember, no rules!

This is a good example of Cookie trying to communicate with a squirrel through the window.  Cookie was still a kitten back in July when this photo was taken, and the squirrel was almost as big as she was!

If you don’t have any photos handy, hey, that’s OK too! Remember, no rules! Just describe to us your bird and squirrel watching experiences.

If you live in an area of the world where there are no birds or squirrels, that’s fine too! Tell us what you like to observe instead!  Mouses, possums, raccoons, skunks, armadillos, hippopotamuses?  This is a photo of a Triple Decker Mouse Patrol event from last winter. From top to bottom (Hah! Bottom! Get it? Oh, I crack myself up!) is Meerkat, then me (Padre), then Panda Bear.

If there are birds or squirrels in the photo too, great, you get bonus points! Try to identify the type of bird for all of us. This is a Very Big Bird that we saw in our back yard last fall – a hawk maybe?

This is a Tasty Yellow Bird. (Mom calls it a goldfinch. Whatever.)

If there are no birds or squirrels in the photo, that’s great too! Tell us what you saw, or what you were looking for!  All five of us Furry Bambinos were caught on digital camera squirrel watching last summer.  Left to right, that’s Meerkat, Cookie, Panda Bear, Caramel, and Padre. Accidental cuddling may occur when trying to get the best window seat!

Here at Casa Furry Bambino, all five of us were awarded the Gold Medal for Bird and Squirrel Watching! Award yourself a Gold Medal for making a post about Bird or Squirrel Watching! Thanks to Katie’s human, Glogirly, for making the really swell medal!

Please join us for this mouth-watering event! Tell us about your Bird and Squirrel Watching experiences! (This is our first attempt at using Mr. Linky, so give that a try!) And wish our Daddy a Happy Birthday … he is going to be even OLDER on Saturday.

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Friday, February 19, 2010 7:08 am

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:48 am

Cat Lady Diary @ 7:48 am #

You guys have such wonderful group shots…we fight too much to hunt birds and squirrels as nicly as you do!! We just love Cookie and that big guy. Thanks for hosting…Our entries as posted over on our blog.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:36 am

Fin @ 9:36 am #

Jim: That was a thrilling event! The cheeky squirrel taking it right to the mat!

Bob: This promises to be a big event Jim. I wonder if our host nation can add this to her schedule? We maybe able to get it in this weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:27 am

BeadedTail @ 11:27 am #

You all are purrfessional squirrel and bird watchers! We entered the competition today too over on our blog!

Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:42 am

We are very excited about this one – we are going to be posting our entry later today! We love all your pictures – they are great!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:59 am

You guys are FANTASTIC birders and squirrelers! Love the pictures!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:16 pm

Love Meow @ 8:16 pm #

This is so cool :). I just entered my kitties in the competition – Meow Family is their blog. They are so excited about the cat-olympics, they are sending everyone lots of purrs 🙂

Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:05 pm

Love Meow @ 10:05 pm #

awww we don’t deserve the gold medal for the squirrel post. 🙂 the photos belong to a cat lover from Colombia. He would definitely deserve the gold medal :). I just entered my kitties photos at their own blog :). There is no squirrel there :(.

Friday, February 19, 2010 7:20 am

The photo of all five of you doing synchronized bird and squirrel watching is very cool. I think that one bird is definitely some sort of hawk!

Friday, February 19, 2010 11:02 am

The Crew @ 11:02 am #

Hi everyone, my entry is up for the Bird & Squirrel Watching event. Thanks for hosting this for the Cat-O-Lympics.

Maxwell Smartkitty

Friday, February 19, 2010 12:56 pm

Hey Bambinos,
We have made our team entry for The Squirrel Watching competition. It is posted on our blog at:

We also used Mr. Linky and it seemed to accept our entry. Golly, gee-whiz, isn’t this cat-O-Lympics just the cat’s meow.

Friday, February 19, 2010 4:48 pm

Are y’all sure that Panda Bear is a Furry Bambino? We’ve been reading some past blog posts of yours and we’re pretty sure that PB is really a misplaced Bumpass Hound.

Friday, February 19, 2010 7:34 pm

Eric and Flynn @ 7:34 pm #

That is a brilliant photo of Cookie and the squirrel looking at each other. We love the group shot too.
We have just posted our entry. Eric squirrel watching and a video of Flynn and a pheasant.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 12:37 am

PDX pride @ 12:37 am #

So much fun! We loved seeing your pics, too. That’s so cute, all of you lined up (and UP), and the conversation with the squirrel. 🙂

Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:55 am

WOW!! What a cool Event!! We don’t have any pictures of squirrels or birds, but I’ll have Mom look in our older pictures!! Just in case!! We just love the picture of all of you together!!
Your TX furiends,

Saturday, February 20, 2010 12:44 pm

What fun! I just entered the competition! Woo-Hoo!! ~Crikey

Saturday, February 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Noll @ 9:44 pm #

That squirrel sure looks nommy….I mean, fun! Yeah, fun!! Happy birthday to your Dad 🙂

Monday, February 22, 2010 3:16 am

Sparkle @ 3:16 am #

What a great variety of yummy-looking creatures (although the hawk might be too big to eat). This looks like it was a very fun event!

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